This year, forget April showers and May flowers, April 1 brings new notice and pamphlet revisions. California employers need to check their notices and posters to make sure they are using the correct version.
Update (Or Start Posting) New Notice
Don’t forget! Starting April 1, California employers covered by either the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) or the New Parent Leave Act (NPLA) will need to post the new Family Care and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave (DFEH-100-21 / March 2019) notice in their workplace.
Previously, the notice was named the Family Care and Medical Leave (CFRA Leave) and Pregnancy Disability notice, and only employers covered by the CFRA – employers with 50 or more employees – had to post it.
Now employers with 20 to 49 employees will need to post the new notice in their workplaces and employers with 50 or more employees will need to update their existing notice.
CalChamber’s 2019 all-in-one California and Federal Labor Law poster includes the 18 state and federal employment notices every California employer must post, including the new Family Care and Medical Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave notice. CalChamber’s updated posters should ship beginning April 10. Consider our Poster Protect option – if a mandatory change happens in 2019, like this new notice on April 1, you automatically receive a replacement poster at no additional cost.
The Employment Development Department (EDD) has updated two pamphlets that employers are required to give to employees at certain times: California Paid Family Leave and Disability Insurance Provisions. Employers must provide these pamphlets to new employees and to employees either taking a covered leave of absence or a nonwork-related disability leave.
Both pamphlets have a new revision date of March 2019 and contain an additional paragraph offering participants in those programs the option of a debit card or check to receive their funds.
The EDD believes employers should always use the most current version of the pamphlet.
CalChamber has updated California Paid Family Leave and California State Disability Insurance pamphlets available for preorder in the CalChamber store. Our California Required Pamphlets Kit contains 20 copies of each of the six required pamphlets employers must provide employees at certain times. Updated pamphlets should ship starting April 10.
Vannessa Maravilla, Editor, CalChamber and Katie Culliton, Editor, CalChamber